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The Family Nurse Practitioner track is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner with advanced knowledge and applicable skill in population specific primary care. In this track, the graduate will be able to pursue national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Contained within the coursework for the MS degree are ten advanced practice nursing courses. The degree program culminates in 600 clinical hours.

Courses Counting Towards BS and MS

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 400THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING4
NSG 401NURSING RESEARCH I4
NSG 428PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 446ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING4
NSG 464HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE6
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4

The non-nursing baccalaureate ADN student does not need to complete the BS in nursing but takes three undergraduate bridge courses (NSG 330, NSG 376, and NSG 377) to meet AACN Essentials of the Baccalaureate prepared Nurse before progressing to the graduate degree portion of the program. The BSN prepared nurse immediately begins in the graduate portion of the program.

In anticipation of earning the MS, students must apply for degree conferral of the BS.

Undergraduate Requirements

Where applicable, students must also complete the Baccalaureate requirements, including any Liberal Studies​ requirements​ not already met.

Core Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 481BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY4
NSG 484PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 598GRADUATE RESEARCH SYNTHESIS4

Track Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 473PRIMARY CARE OF THE INFANT, CHILD, AND THE ADOLESCENT4
NSG 474PRIMARY CARE OF THE ADULT AND OLDER ADULT4
NSG 475WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND GYNECOLOGY4
NSG 478CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN PRIMARY CARE4
NSG 483PRACTICUM IN POPULATON-BASED NURSING PRACTICE I4
NSG 487PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE II4
NSG 488PROFESSIONAL ISSUES & RESEARCH IN POPULATION-BASED ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING4
NSG 490PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE III4